Following Ukraine’s call for more heavy weaponry, as the war rages on in Donbas, Australia has announced that it will be delivering six units of their M777 155mm lightweight towed howitzers and ammunition to Ukraine.

This support from Australia comes after the US-led defense meeting in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, led by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, which Australia attended despite not being part of NATO. Australia was one of the 14 non-NATO countries to participate in the defense meeting. The other countries are Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Israel, Qatar, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Sweden, and Finland.

“We need weapons. Modern weapons. A large number of modern heavy weapons,” Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said.

Similarly, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Australia, Vasyl Myroshnychenko, directly pleaded with the Australian government to send them heavy weaponry.

“Send more Bushmasters, send more anti-tank and anti-ship missiles. Send harpoons [missiles]. Send whatever you can. Because look, time is very valuable here,” he said during an event in Canberra.

“We need some heavy weaponry – we need jets, we need tanks, we need productive vehicles, we need heavy artillery, we need offensive weapons. We need some real stuff. Long-range missiles, we need more air defense systems. We need it all. I’m sorry, we just need it all,” he added.

Canberra heeded Kyiv’s call by sending their very own M777 155mm lightweight towed howitzers, which can definitely help repel Russian forces as they try to completely “liberate” the Donbas region.

“The Australian government will continue to identify opportunities for further military assistance where it is able to provide a required capability to the Ukraine Armed Forces expeditiously,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement.